What’s Happening in Pratt

Happy Friday!

Customer Service Awards!We often hear about bad service, well it’s time to start rewarding good service! If you have received great customer service please let us know at the Chamber. We would like to start giving a monthly award to a person and their business for great customer service but we need YOU to tell us about your experience. Please send us an email [email protected] and tell us so we can start rewarding our customer service rock stars!

Check out our new Hot Deals page at http://www.prattkansas.org/hot-deals/. Chamber members can post for free as often as you need! Remember to shop local when possible!

April is National Safe Digging Month! Kansas Gas Service would like to have this opportunity to remind area residents about the importance of calling 811 before starting any digging project. https://vimeo.com/262676034/a2bfdd9aed

Community Health Fair and Teddy Bear Clinic
Pratt Regional Medical Center is extending an invitation for your agency or business to showcase your services during the upcoming Community Health Fair and Teddy Bear Clinic at PRMC.   We ask that all vendors; distribute health information, display health/safety equipment and/or provide a free health screen or other service to participants .  The Fair is on Saturday May 19th from 7a-11a.  Booth spaces are FREE.  Space is limited.  Contact Andie Dean at 450-1444 or [email protected] for a Vendor Application.  Forms must be returned by April 10, 2018.

Prom 2018
Prom season is here and Joni’s Stitch by Stitch has your tuxedo needs covered! Stop by and let Joni get you hooked up on the latest fashions and trends for the 2018 Prom Season! Joni also provides drop off and pick up of dry cleaning, call 672-2009 for more details!

KD&J Cleaners of St. John will be picking up and delivering dry cleaning every Wednesday at Sue’s Ultimate Embroidery, 206 S. Main.

Pratt Farmers’ Market 
Applications and Guidelines for the 2018 Season are now available at the Pratt Area Chamber of Commerce, the Peoples Bank, Pratt Public Library and the K-State Research and Extension Office.

B-29 Museum is open on Sundays from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Pratt Army Airfield – 82 Curran Road
Visit their website at www.prairiebombers.org for more information. If you would like to visit the museum at another time call 672-8321, 672-2444 or 620-797-2919 to schedule an appointment!

Every Monday
Pratt Elks Lodge – 1103 W. Third Street
Early bird games begin at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm, food options available!

Grief Support Group
Second Monday of each month
Hilltop Manor – 403 S. Valley Street, Cunningham
There is no registration fee. If you would like more information about the meetings, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HilltopManorKS/

Pratt Community College’s 30th Annual Scholarship Auction
Friday, April 13 – 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Pratt Community College – Lesh Arena

“Celebrate our Past and Build our Future”
The auction will be part of other historical celebrations for PCC this year. The college will be marking the 80 year anniversary of the founding of the institution as well as the 50 year anniversary for the dedication of our main campus.If you would like to donate items for the auction, be involved as a sponsor or attend the event you can contact Barry Fisher at [email protected] or call his office, 620-450-2179.
All proceeds go to our scholarship fund in support of students. Hope to see you in the Beaver Dome on the PCC Campus April 13.

Free Developmental Screenings – Birth to 5 years old
Friday, April 13 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pratt Ace Building – 401 S. Hamilton Street
Areas screened will be motor, concepts, communication, social and self-help development, vision and hearing. If you are interested in enrolling your child in preschool this fall, you child needs to attend! The staff will assist you in the identification of any needs your child may have and in locating services to meet those needs. To schedule your appointment, call 672-7500. Sponsored by South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative, Arrowhead West Inc, Horizons Mental Health, Pratt County Health Department, USD 382 and USD 438.

Indoor Winter Market
Saturday, April 14 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Pratt Community Center – 619 N. Main Street
Jams, jellies, crocheted items, home base businesses and more! Coffee & goodies served by N’Cahoots Coffee & Shoppe

Pratt Musical Expressions
Sunday, April 15 at 4:00 pm
All Saints Episcopal Church – 218 N. Main
Local musicians in concert, including brass and woodwind musicians, singers and pianists.

Pratt Community College Annual Duck Race
Thursday, April 19 at 6:00 pm
Jack Ewing Park
First place wins $1,000! Ducks are available for purchase until 5:30 pm, day of the race! $10 for 1 duck, $20 for 3! The first 100 people at the park will receive an extra duck FREE!! Call the PCC Athletic Office at 620-450-2155 or email [email protected] to get your ducks today!

Women in Agriculture Workshop
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Pratt Community College Benson Education Center
Join Pratt Community College Agriculture Department, Kansas Research & Extension Offices of Stafford & Kingman Counties, and Pratt Farm Bureau to learn more about topics and careers for women in agriculture! Females of all ages with an interest in or actively involved in the Agriculture industry in Southwest or South Central Kansas, as well as high school aged females interested in exploring topics & careers in Agriculture are invited to attend. Lunch, prizes, and freebies will be provided!
Pre-register by April 26th at http://www.prattcc.edu/AgWomen. Please contact Lori Montgomery at [email protected] for more questions.”

Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
If you don’t properly dispose of the unused or expired prescription drugs in your home, they might find a new one. The Prescription Drug-Take Back Day is made possible the Pratt Police Department and promoted by the Pratt Prevention Partnership. Free and Confidential! No liquids or sharps.

Canvas Painting Event
Saturday, May 5 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Genesis Center 
Help make a difference in a child’s life today by attending this fundraiser to help kid’s raise money to go to church camp. Class is $50 for adults and $25 for youth, there will be a nursery provided for children who are too young to attend the class. Treats will be provided. To sign up, RSVP to Jennifer Barten at [email protected]

Walk for Hope 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk hosted by 
South Central Kansas Special Education Cooperation
Saturday, May 5 – Race begins at 9:00 am
Pratt High School Track
It’s a community race for all ages! Kids 12 and Under – $10; Adults – $15; 4 Member Team – $50
For more information, call the SCKSEC Office at 620-672-7500 or email [email protected]

Community Health Fair & Teddy Bear Clinic
Saturday, May 19 – 7:00 to 11:00 am 
Pratt Regional Medical Center

Don’t forget Chamber Members, you receive a free listing on our website JobsinPratt.com and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/jobsinpratt/

What’s Happening @ Your Library –April 2018
Have tech questions? The Pratt Public Library can help. If you need help with your computer, e-reader, tablet, etc. call 620-672-3041 or email [email protected] to set up an appointment or text your questions to 620-263-0182.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Sundays

Preschool Activities
Story Time: Mondays & Thursdays from 10:00 -10:45 a.m.
For children 3-5 years old, parents are welcome to stay if they would like

Toddler Time: Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:20 a.m.
For children 2 & under and an adult who loves them

Elementary Activities – Kindergarten – Fourth Grade
K-4 Fun @ Your Library: Thursdays from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.
April 19 – Theresa Stephens “Gourdeous” Spinners, Art for the garden
April 26 – Cupcake liner bird nest craft

Teen Activities – Fifth – Twelfth Grades
Teen Zone: Open Monday-Thursday 10:00a.m.-6:30p.m, Friday & Saturday 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m.
Books, graphic novels, audio books, gaming systems, laptops, & crafts always available. iPads, available by request.
Craft Bar:
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday supplies will be set out on the bar in the Teen Zone to create with
Teen Activities: 
April 20 – Craft-N-Snack 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Adult Activities
Author Talk
Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 pm
Matt Deighton & Katerine Prichett will talk about their book “Volunteer: The Path to Healing”
Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm
“Kiss the Ground: How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal your Body & Ultimately Save Our World” by Josh Tickell
Discussion led by Jessica Gnad

Vernon Filley Art Museum
For Museum Hours and Admission Fees, please visit www.vernonfilleyartmuseum.org

Permanent Collection Showcase
North Gallery
Saturday, March 24 – Saturday, September 29
This exhibition highlights pastels and photographs from the Dr. Vernon & Emily “Mimi” Filley Permanent Collection. The exhibition also features new works of art that were recently donated to the museum permanent collection. Several of these pieces have not yet been on display at the museum. The 7 newly accessioned works include: A Lithograph by R.C. Gorman that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Dr. James and Mary Ann Van Blaricum; a bronze sculpture by George Lundeen that was donated to the museum in 2017 by Pratt Glass (LeRoy and Susan Jones); a ceramic vase and bowl by Carol Long that was donated to the museum in 2016 by the Larrison Family and Dough Brehm; a bronze sculpture by Tim Joseph commissioned and donated to the museum by The Shinkle Family in 2015; a spirited gear sculpture by Luis Perez-Aguayo that was donated to the museum in 2018 by Dale Withers; and the Courtyard Iron Gates by Dustin Sypher, which were commissioned and donated to the museum in 2014 by Doug & Kay Knight.

Doug Herren Ceramics
Friday, April 20 through Saturday, July 21
Meet the Artist Reception: Friday, April 20 at 6:00 pm
Free for members; $10 for non-members
The Doug Herren Ceramics exhibit will be supported in part by a grant from the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. This exhibit has also been sponsored in part by PRMC and Sue Peachey Insurance.

Movie @ The Barron
Now Showing: I Can Only Imagine
Friday, April 13 @ 7:00 pm & Saturday, April 14 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm

Pratt Recreation 
Looking for some fun family activities? Visit http://www.prattrecreation.com/

Support our local student athletes!
For a complete list of sports & activities visit:

  • USD 382 – usd382.com or centralkansasleague.org
  • USD 438 – Skylineschools.org
  • Pratt Community College – prattcc.edu

If your business or organization has an event coming up, please email me at [email protected] so I can include the details in our weekly E-Blast.